Tim specialises in work as a piano accompanist and coach for singers, instrumentalists, and choirs. As well as concert work, Tim helps clients to prepare for examinations and for appearances at music festivals. He has worked with performers and ensembles of all ages and abilities, ranging from beginners to professional artists, and from small chamber groups to large operatic societies.
Graded examinations and diplomas
For many years, Tim has worked with candidates for ABRSM and Trinity graded examinations and diplomas. At the moment, he accompanies candidates for examinations in Dover, Folkestone, Canterbury, and London.
He offers a rehearsal and coaching service which aims to give pupils the greatest chance of success. He is also happy to assist with preparation for aural tests and other examination requirements.
“Tim became organist and choirmaster at St Andrew's Church in Deal in 2011. It is a church bathed in musical tradition, one that Tim has upheld. He plays for all manner of services - masses, evensong, weddings, funerals, etc - and always selects music and voluntaries suitable for the occasion, applause at the end of a service not being unusual. In addition Tim is a first class accompanist and an extraordinary improviser, not at all common in many a church musician.”
John HarperInternational Music Examiner, Trinity College
“Tim Woodhead has been an invaluable colleague of mine for the last ten years both as a singing pupil and now as the accompanist for my pupils. I cannot recommend him highly enough. He has a very calm presence at the piano which soothes the nerves of my exam and Festival candidates! He is firm and friendly and his playing is sensitive, and, most importantly he breathes with my singers ,empathising with them entirely and supporting them through their songs and arias.”
Avril Gray BA Hons, ARCMDistinguished singing teacher